Round House is the only hotel located right on Bathsheba beach, directly above the sand and surf and the world famous "Soup Bowl", and as such is the perfect choice for those on a surf holiday. Soup Bowl and Parlours are a two minute walk down the sand, and our restaurant and all the rooms boast direct views of the breaks. Throw open your windows and check the conditions and be in the water in minutes. Perfection.
"On a map, Barbados looks as if it is drifting out into the open Atlantic, which is exactly what makes Soup Bowl ideal. A wave can travel nearly three thousand miles in the open ocean, undisturbed by sandbars, reefs or land, before it breaks here — on an unlikely little island shaped like a teardrop, off the radar of all but the most devoted surfers." - New York Times Travel Guide
Soup Bowl This is Barbados' claim to wave fame. Surfers from around the world and across the island travel to Bathsheba for a session at Soup Bowl. Soup Bowl has played host to many international surf competitions, and Kelly Slater names Soup Bowl as one of his favorite waves anywhere. Best on an incoming medium tide with a North swell, this reefy break can get crowded on good days. Paddle out during smaller waves or less than ideal conditions and you can find some fun, peaky surf almost all to yourself. Soup Bowl is known to change quickly from blown out to glassy at anytime of day, booking a room at a place overlooking the break helps you get on it as soon as conditions improve. Recommended for intermediate to expert surfers. - Matt Thompson, Wavecation.com
Parlour Parlour prefers a straight-on east wind swell or southerly swell in the summer produced by passing tropical waves. It will offer up clean, sloping a-frames that are softer on the takeoff, but then zip along on the inside. Check out Parlour if you want to take a break from the Soup Bowl crowd or just want a fun change of pace. - Scott Valor, Surfline.com
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